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El Calafate: Native Cultures 4x4 Half-Day Excursion

4.3 / 5

15 reviews

El Calafate: Native Cultures 4x4 Half-Day Excursion

From US$ 85.01 per person

Enjoy a 4x4 Patagonian adventure with an anthropological focus. Journey back in time discovering stories of the first expeditions and inhabitants of the area. Admire rock paintings, caves, and incredible landscapes as you learn about indigenous cultures.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Authorized hotels in El Calafate

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover stories of the first expeditions into the area
  • Enter into the world of the indigenous Tehuelche peoples
  • Cross the Patagonian steppe and admire stunning panoramas
  • Witness ancient rock paintings and try to interpret their meaning
Full description
After being picked up at your hotel, hop into a 4x4 vehicle and begin your journey through the Patagonian steppe. Between the cliffs and overlooking the Andes Mountains, the tour focuses on the first contact between expeditionary explorers and the indigenous Tehuelche population. Upon arriving at the shores of Lake Argentino, listen to an informative talk from your guide about the formation of the landscape, and the native fauna and flora. Drive up the mountain to obtain an incredible panoramic view of the city below and its surroundings. From there, appreciate the extension of Lake Argentino and the Cordillera de Los Andes. Walk 500 m on foot to the archaeological site as you interpret the meaning of rock paintings and the techniques used to make them. End the tour by enjoying a delicious Patagonian-style lunch in an unforgettable location.
Includes
  • Round trip transfer to/from your hotel
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 15 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    The lady guide tried to explain in English very briefly. The proficiency of English remains low. She did an excellent job in explaining in Spanish and will definitely help those who comprehend Spanish. The panoramic views of estancia de 25 mayo was great and the cave paintings were intriguing. I wished I knew more !

    January 25, 2020

    great experience, kind and helpful guide, excellent food. I recommend

    January 10, 2020

    Nothing special. Adequate to complete a day. Rock painting in poor conditions (my evaluation is subjective, after visiting the marvellous Cueva de Las Manos Pintadas), without any protection and so, unfortunately (partly) damaged with "modern" graffiti. High price compared with the offer.

    January 10, 2020

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